For the summer months of July and August, GIA's photo banner features work and artists supposed by Aroha Philanthropies. The foundation derives its name, Aroha, from the core value of the Maori culture of New Zealand which encapsulates many community-centered attributes: love, selflessness, tolerance, kindness, compassion, and generosity. Its work focuses in three main areas: Vitality + Art (ages 55+), Joy + Art (K-12), and Humanity + Art (residental mental health organizations for adults).
Beth Tuttle, president and CEO of DataArts, announced that she will resign from her leadership role in the organization. DataArts, formerly known as the Cultural Data Project, is the respected national resource for in-depth data about nonprofit arts and culture organizations. Tuttle, who has led the organization since March 2013, will remain in her role through October 6, 2017.
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a state budget that includes a $6.8 million permanent increased funding allocation for the California Arts Council.
The budget also includes an additional $750,000 ongoing allocation to directly support increased arts programming for youth engaged in California's juvenile justice system, as well as an additional $2 million increased allocation for California's Arts in Corrections program.
The National Organization for Arts and Health will hold its first annual conference, in conjunction with the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo (HFSE), in Austin, Texas. The conference is open to anyone interested in the field of Arts in Health and will provide an opportunity to learn from best practice approaches around the nation, from individual artists to the major health care centers in America.
The Montana Arts Council (MAC) has announces Tatiana Gant as its new executive director. For the last four years, Gant has served as the executive director for the Illinois Arts Council (IAC). Prior to directing the IAC, she worked for more than a decade developing and leading arts education programs for the agency.
In the latest issue of the GIA Reader, Dr. Gay Hanna reports back from GIA’s Funder Forum on Arts in Medicine, where funders and thought leaders gathered to discuss how to support the growing field of artists working in clinical settings — using the healing power of art to support patient and community well-being.
On Monday, June 26, GIA’s board of directors sent a letter to all members of Congress on behalf of GIA’s membership in support of continued funding of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
In an email to colleagues, Executive Director Carlton Turner announced his decision to end his tenure at Alternate ROOTS effective February 2018.
Americans for the Arts recently released its Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 report, which compiles national data to examine the economic impact of nonprofit arts organizations and their audiences. As reported on Hyperallergic:
Larry Kramer, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, has recently published an article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review: